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Joanna Jedrzejczyk: Rose Namajunas rematch at UFC 223 bigger than my whole career

UFC 217: Jedrzejczyk v Namajunas Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

As Joanna Jedrzejczyk looks to reclaim her title at the upcoming UFC 223 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sat., April 7, 2018, she knows the rematch is much more than just winning the title back and getting revenge on the woman who knocked her out at UFC 217.

For the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s Strawweight champion, her whole career moving forward depends on whats happens inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

“What I can say is it’s going to be bigger than my whole fight career,” Jedrzejczyk said in an interview with Flo Combat. “Only one night. Only one fight. It’s going to be bigger than 14 years of my fighting career. Mark my words. I’m very confident. The queen is back.”

Prior to losing to Rose Namajunas, Joanna started her career with 14 straight victories, including winning the 115-pound strap and defending it five straight times. Rematching Namajunas, though, wasn’t her main objective, it always was and always will be to get the belt against whoever has it.

“It was important to get the title shot, but if Rose was going to fight in February or March and she was facing someone else [and lost] as long as I could go for the title,” Jedrzejczyk said. “I want to get what belongs to me. I don’t want to just rematch her. I want the title. It doesn’t matter who keeps the belt. I’m the owner of this belt and I’ve owned this belt for two years and nine months.”

Namajunas isn’t in the business of being one and done as champion, and is determined to prove that her first-round knockout victory over one of the most dominate UFC champions in history was far from a fluke.

Or luck.

To see who else is fighting at the upcoming UFC 223: “Ferguson vs Khabib” pay-per-view (PPV) event click here.

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